EXCLUSIVE: Veteran talent agent Melisa Spamer, who most recently ran Domain Talent, is joining the talent department of Innovative Artists. She will be based at Innovative Artists’ Los Angeles office.
Spamer began her career at Metropolitan Talent Agency before founding Domain Talent in 2005 with former partners Gabrielle Krengel and Joe Vance in 2005. Over the next decade, Domain grew into a top-tier boutique talent agency. After Krengel died in 2015, the agency carried on for several more years. The surviving partners ultimately parted ways after Spamer took Vance to court and obtained sole control of Domain.
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“I have always had great respect for Domain and its success as a boutique talent agency ever since Melisa and her associates launched their company more than fifteen years ago” said Innovative Artists president Scott Harris. “Following the unfortunate death of her co-founder Gabrielle, and having successfully resolved her legal differences with her former partner, we are thrilled that she has chosen to join us at Innovative in this new chapter in her career. She will be a great asset to our talent business, and we are very excited for her to bring her experience and wealth of knowledge to the agency.”
A partial list of clients who will be joining Spamer at Innovative include five-time Emmy nominee Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul), Critics Choice nominee Eric Lange (Brand New Cherry Flavor), Honorary Oscar recipient Wes Studi (Hostiles), Brett Cullen (Joker), Rich Sommer (Glow), Sean Bridgers (There’s Something About Pam), Gregg Henry (Hit&Run), Kellee Stewart (Chicago Med) and Romy Rosemont (A Million Little Things).
“Innovative is the perfect home for me and my many longtime clients,” Spamer said. “I am thrilled to be joining this established team of outstanding agents.”
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